Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter 2012

I've never really put much thought into my "2nd favorite" holiday, but I'm pretty sure it would have to be Easter - following behind Christmas.  I love those two days of the year for what they represent in my faith, and for what the birth and resurrection of this guy named Jesus means for me and for you.  My pastor gave an awesome sermon this past Sunday on why it can be difficult to actually believe that the tomb is empty and Jesus is alive.  If you've ever struggled with believing this yourself, or if you're "just looking around" when it comes to Christianity, take about 45 minutes of your day and listen to this.

After a great church service (baptisms give me the goosebumps), we headed out to my in-laws' house for the afternoon.  In the 7 years that I've known Jeramie, I don't think we've ever celebrated Easter with his family.  Being with them on Sunday was a very welcome change!

My mama-in-law cooked an amazing dinner and set up a pretty great egg hunt for us Ethan.  Doesn't she have the best smile?

Ethan picked up about two eggs before he realized that driving the Gator around the yard would be much more effective.

And, he needed to be quick to keep these two at bay...

Between the six of us, I think we successfully found all the eggs, which were filled with all kinds of goodies!

It was such a beautiful day, so we took full advantage of the sunshine and low humidity and stayed outside for most of the afternoon. I couldn't have imagined a better ending to our weekend than to be with family, celebrating life.

He is risen - He is risen, indeed! Hope y'all had a great Easter, too!


Jen said...

Aw, that picture of you two is just precious! :) Glad you had a great Easter!

Anonymous said...

I love the video and all of the pictures!! Again, you captured the essence of the day with your words, photo's and video.

I had such a great time!! Ethan is such a joy to be around.

Love Grandma A.

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